Beware the rogue letting agents

Hannah Ricci

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The sluggish housing market has caused the number of renters to rocket in recent years and the sector is running out of space to cater for tenant demand, according to figures from Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA).

This increased competition is putting tenants at heightened risk of unscrupulous estate agents, so how do you protect yourself against these rogue rental sharks?